You hear it all the time.
“You should RECYCLE.”

But what does recycling really mean? Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products according to the EPA. But why should you recycle? Because recycling benefits your community and the environment.

Benefits of Recycling

Waste reduction

Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators

Economic stability

Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials


Saves energy

Job Creation

Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries


Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals


Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials

Valuable Resource

Supports manufacturing and conserves valuable resources

How to recycle

Not sure how to recycle? We’ve got you covered!

Recycling dos and don’ts

Check out these guidelines for what to do and what not to do when recycling.

Recycling FAQs

Specific questions about recycling? We’ve got answers.

Recycling alternatives

Looking for more ways to reduce waste, reuse materials, and other alternatives to recycling?

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